Upcoming Events
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Data is important, but knowing where to find it and how to best use and share it can be a daunting undertaking. Our series on data provides a helpful equation for avoiding pitfalls and maximizing information in pursuit of comprehensive community economic development.
1:30 p.m.
The thought of wealth conjures many typical images, but in the context of communities the concept goes far beyond fast cars and private planes. Every community is filled with resources related to eight different capitals. The Comprehensive Community Wealth Approach is a theoretical model that can support practical efforts to map assets, identify issues, prioritize goals, and allocate resources in support of people-first and place-based community economic development
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Community economic development is a wide-ranging and dynamic practice pursued by a variety of organizations. Organizational Leadership, scheduled for July, is an opportunity for community economic developers to explore how their organization functions within the larger ecosystem. It also examines how effective your organization is at using capital, human, and infrastructural resources while considering how organizations and individuals can have an even greater impact.
10 a.m.
Engaging community members is more important, and more challenging, than ever. Simply hosting a town hall or settling for insights from the usual suspects no longer suffices.
10 a.m.
Every community has a story. Why it matters and how it’s told relates to concepts such as engagement, pride, and place attachment. A good story is authentic and integrated—it impacts residents and influences visitors.
All Day Event
Economic and demographic shifts continually and increasingly test communities of all sizes. To remain relevant and to thrive, community leaders must tackle challenges and pursue opportunities in a comprehensive and creative way. These ongoing changes and the need for new approaches demonstrate the value of community development. It is necessary for community leadership, both official and unofficial, to undertake the training required to build capacity and help pursue strategies that put people and places first.
All Day Event
Economic and demographic shifts continually and increasingly test communities of all sizes. To remain relevant and to thrive, community leaders must tackle challenges and pursue opportunities in a comprehensive and creative way. These ongoing changes and the need for new approaches demonstrate the value of community development. It is necessary for community leadership, both official and unofficial, to undertake the training required to build capacity and help pursue strategies that put people and places first.
All Day Event
Economic and demographic shifts continually and increasingly test communities of all sizes. To remain relevant and to thrive, community leaders must tackle challenges and pursue opportunities in a comprehensive and creative way. These ongoing changes and the need for new approaches demonstrate the value of community development. It is necessary for community leadership, both official and unofficial, to undertake the training required to build capacity and help pursue strategies that put people and places first.
All Day Event
Offered annually for more than 35 years, our week-long Indiana Economic Development Course—the official “basic course” for the International Certified Economic Developer Certification—offers intensive training in the basic concepts, methods, and strategies of economic, industrial, business, entrepreneurial, workforce, and community development. It is a comprehensive educational experience in the theory and practice of holistic approaches to building and sustaining vibrant communities.
All Day Event
Offered annually for more than 35 years, our week-long Indiana Economic Development Course—the official “basic course” for the International Certified Economic Developer Certification—offers intensive training in the basic concepts, methods, and strategies of economic, industrial, business, entrepreneurial, workforce, and community development. It is a comprehensive educational experience in the theory and practice of holistic approaches to building and sustaining vibrant communities.
All Day Event
Offered annually for more than 35 years, our week-long Indiana Economic Development Course—the official “basic course” for the International Certified Economic Developer Certification—offers intensive training in the basic concepts, methods, and strategies of economic, industrial, business, entrepreneurial, workforce, and community development. It is a comprehensive educational experience in the theory and practice of holistic approaches to building and sustaining vibrant communities.
All Day Event
Offered annually for more than 35 years, our week-long Indiana Economic Development Course—the official “basic course” for the International Certified Economic Developer Certification—offers intensive training in the basic concepts, methods, and strategies of economic, industrial, business, entrepreneurial, workforce, and community development. It is a comprehensive educational experience in the theory and practice of holistic approaches to building and sustaining vibrant communities.
All Day Event
Offered annually for more than 35 years, our week-long Indiana Economic Development Course—the official “basic course” for the International Certified Economic Developer Certification—offers intensive training in the basic concepts, methods, and strategies of economic, industrial, business, entrepreneurial, workforce, and community development. It is a comprehensive educational experience in the theory and practice of holistic approaches to building and sustaining vibrant communities.
All Day Event
Small Cities Conference 2020The Small Cities Conference brings together scholars and policymakers to focus on issues facing small cities and rural communities during this three-day conference. Full details available at https://sites.bsu.edu/smallcities
All Day Event
Small Cities Conference 2020The Small Cities Conference brings together scholars and policymakers to focus on issues facing small cities and rural communities during this three-day conference. Full details available at https://sites.bsu.edu/smallcities
All Day Event
Small Cities Conference 2020The Small Cities Conference brings together scholars and policymakers to focus on issues facing small cities and rural communities during this three-day conference. Full details available at https://sites.bsu.edu/smallcities
All Day Event
Small Cities Conference 2020The Small Cities Conference brings together scholars and policymakers to focus on issues facing small cities and rural communities during this three-day conference. Full details available at https://sites.bsu.edu/smallcities